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Greece urges Turkey to show restraint on death penalty


ATHENS Turkey should exercise restraint and avoid restoring the death penalty after last week's failed military coup, Greece's foreign minister said in remarks published on Saturday.


U.S.'s Lew urges Greece to stay on budget reform path 21 Jul 2016

ATHENS U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Thursday urged Greek officials to make more progress on budget and economic reforms to help unlock European debt relief and boost growth in the struggling economy. | Video


Piraeus chairman resigns as Greek banks overhaul boards 20 Jul 2016

ATHENS The chairman of Greece's Piraeus Bank resigned on Wednesday, the first of an expected procession of board-member departures at Greek banks after the country's international lenders demanded they improve corporate governance.

Greek prosecutors raid former UBS manager's home in tax probe 19 Jul 2016

ZURICH Greek investigators raided the Athens home of a former UBS banker earlier this month, furthering a probe into alleged tax evasion seven months after officials seized documents from the Swiss bank's Athens office.


Soldiers who fled to Greece would have a fair trial in Turkey - ambassador 19 Jul 2016

ATHENS Turkey's ambassador to Athens said on Tuesday the Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece by helicopter after the weekend coup attempt would have a fair and transparent trial at home, and it would not help bilateral ties if Athens did not return them.


EU's Moscovici urges Greece to stick to reforms for more debt relief 18 Jul 2016

ATHENS Greece needs to stick to reforms to regain credibility and earn further debt relief, EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said during a visit to Athens on Monday.

Turkish troops appear in Greek court, 'fear for lives' - lawyer 18 Jul 2016

ATHENS Turkish soldiers who fled to neighbouring Greece in a military helicopter after the weekend coup attempt "fear for their lives" back home and do not want to be returned, one of their lawyers said on Monday as they appeared in a Greek court.


Fleeing Turkish soldiers appear before Greek prosecutor 17 Jul 2016

ATHENS The Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup against the government were brought before a prosecutor in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis on Sunday, accused of crossing into Greece illegally.


Exclusive - Greek banks to replace about a third of board members by September-bankers 13 Jul 2016

ATHENS Greek banks must replace almost a third of their board members by September in a bailout-mandated drive to strengthen corporate governance, bankers with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


Interest in RBS' Greek shipping unit cools post-Brexit vote – sources 11 Jul 2016

LONDON The Royal Bank of Scotland is facing setbacks over a proposed sale of its Greek ship finance business, with potential suitors backing off, partly due to the British vote to leave the European Union, sources told Reuters.